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Parking Lot Line Striping and Commercial Seal Coating
This is a guide for businesses, schools, and other organizations looking to line stripe their parking lots. We’re going to go over some information that is important when you’re looking to paint your parking lot. One thing to recognize right from the beginning is that equipment used by the company you’re looking to hire. For commercial sealcoating, The equipment we use is completely different compared to the equipment we use for driveway line striping.
The very first thing you must make sure is that area you want to paint is very clean and well washed. This can be usually achieved with pressure washing but it doesn’t have to be that intense. The purpose of this is to really clear and clean out any dirt and small particles of sand that’ll get in the way of the paint. After that, before you start line striping the parking lot, we must wait a bit for all the water and liquids to dry up because wet pavement will not allow paint to stick.
What we do next is measure out the area. We usually use a good old yardstick for this, just put a simple mark with the white board chalk to make sure you will know exactly where the lines will meet and end. Once this is done we are ready to lay out the lines.
How Much Does it Cost to Paint My Parking Lot?
We often get asked this question about how much it will cost exactly to complete the entire job. There’s a few factors that come into play when you were thinking about cost, they are as follows:
1. Movement of property – a lot of times when are called for striping a parking lot, we often come across lots that are full of cars. It is a common problem that holds us back from completing our job. What the company/owner fails to realize is that this will cost them a little more. Why? Our work is done through blocks of neighborhoods – by completing paint jobs partially and having to wait for other obstacles to move out of the way before completing the job – causes us to reschedule with other customers that have been waiting. If you’re reading this and thinking about price, a good place to start is to make sure that the time you are ordering us to come over is a time when the parking lot will be vacant.
2. The second factor is, how much cleaning and preparation is needed to clean out the place before we can actually start line striping. A lot of times they’re aren’t more than just dust on the pavement, we have to use metal booms and power washers to really get out stubborn dirt off the pavement so the line striping can look flawless.
3. Another thing that people never mention is that actual design of the parking lot. If it’s a large place with open areas where we can use our heavy duty equipment with at ease, it’s going to make it a lot easier on us to get the job done faster. We pass on some of those savings to your pocket.
4. Lastly, comes the most common sense factor which most people think is the only factor and that is size. All things being equal, this is the single biggest metric that determines the cost of the job because it directly dictates how much resources we have to use.
For other common questions such as how often you should sealcoat your driveway, Click here.
Let Us Ask You a Question?!
After explaining the business owners about the cost of doing the project, the question we like to ask them is: what is the cost to you for not getting a professional painting company like us?
As a professional parking lot painting company, we have to use high quality equipment that will get the job done in a timely manner. We also have backup equipments for unique situations where the layout of the parking lot may become more of an obstacle than usual and we come prepared. You can leave in to the hands of a company that has done it for over a decade and is accountable or take the chance with a newbie!
First and foremost we take our accountability very seriously. To operate at our scale, we have to make sure our workmen’s compensation, workers liability, all the way to auto mobile insurance it’s all taken care of.
The other main side of this is the equipment we use. This isn’t a striping machine we got off craigslist like the other companies around us, we use commercial grade heavy duty line striping equipment such as the POWRLINER PL3500 1 GUN PAINT SPRAYER
The paint we use is commercial grade heavy duty paint, this quality starts at a minimum with the Rust-Oleum Professional and then moves up from there depending on what effect you need.
We’re known to be one of the most reasonably priced driveway seal coating and commercial parking lot striping company in all of Long Island. Please give us a call to come give you a free estimate and consultation on your parking lot project.